|On Christmas Eve 2002, Pyongyang vowed to “destroy the earth” if anyone interfered with its interests. A similar threat was issued on February 6th 2003 when North Korea publicly stated it would wage “total war” on the United States by way of a pre-emptive nuclear strike. Propaganda posters from the country show missiles hitting the White House and other famous landmarks, along with North Korean soldiers depicted as giants, crushing American soldiers in their hands.
North Korea is controlled by a hereditary Stalinist dictatorship that has starved two million of its citizens to death in favour of building a million-man army. Some people put the figure at four million, one-quarter of the population. In the far north of the country there is a network of forced labor gulags (pictured below) where people who have ‘expressed a bland political opinion’ are, along with their entire families, tortured, raped and executed. Horrific bio-chemical experiments are performed on mass numbers of people. Babies are delivered and then stamped to death by the camp guards. If the mother screams while the guards are stamping on the baby’s neck, she is immediately assassinated by a firing squad. These guards are rewarded with bonuses and promotions for ripping out prisoners’ eyeballs. MSNBC published satellite photos of the concentration camps,
“Plainly visible are acres upon acres of barracks, laid out in regimented military style. Surrounding each of them is 10-foot-high barbed-wire fencing along with land mines and man traps. There is even a battery of anti-aircraft guns to prevent a liberation by airborne troops.”
Does this sound like a regime that would respond to ‘diplomatic negotiations’? Saddam Hussein is a puppy compared to Kim Jong-Il and yet where is the invasion of North Korea? Where are the forces of the ‘free’ world? The New American magazine succinctly outlined the difference between North Korea and Iraq,
“Crippled by the 1991 UN-led Gulf War, intermittent bombings by U.S. and British aircraft, and 12 years of devastating sanctions, Saddam’s military poses little threat to Iraq’s neighbors, let alone the United States. North Korea, on the other hand, boasts the world’s fourth-largest military; it has 37,000 U.S. troops within easy striking range of its artillery. Seoul, the South Korean capital, is 34 miles away from the demilitarized zone and well within striking distance of North Korean artillery tubes. And Kim’s regime has successfully tested the Taepo Dong, a missile capable of hitting Japan; the missile’s next generation may be able to strike Alaska.”
President Bush publicly claims to loathe Kim Jong-Il and yet his administration has, like Bill Clinton’s before him, armed North Korea to the teeth with anything up to and beyond 200 nuclear bombs.
Every other month the media report on how the US continues to transfer highly sensitive material to North Korea, all the while fear mongering about how it's not a matter of if but when a city gets nuked. This isn't merely a case of double standards - it's absolute lunacy. Under the 1994 Agreed Framework, the Clinton administration agreed to replace North Korea’s domestically built nuclear reactors with light water nuclear reactors. So-called government-funded ‘experts’ stated that light water reactors couldn’t be used to make bombs. Not so according to Henry Sokolski, head of the Non-proliferation Policy Education Centre in Washington,
“LWRs could be used to produce dozens of bombs' worth of weapons-grade plutonium in both North Korea and Iran. This is true of all LWRs -- a depressing fact U.S. policymakers have managed to block out.”
Sokolski has also gone on the record as saying,
“These reactors are like all reactors, they have the potential to make weapons. So you might end up supplying the worst nuclear violator with the means to acquire the very weapons we're trying to prevent it acquiring.”
The U.S. State Department contends that the light water reactors cannot be used to produce bomb grade material and yet in 2002 urged Russia to end its nuclear co-operation with Iran for the reason that it doesn’t want Iran armed with weapons of mass destruction. Russia is building light water reactors in Iran. The State Department announced on its own web site,
“In the official answer to a question asked at the January 31 State Department daily briefing, the State Department said the United States has "consistently urged Russia to cease all [nuclear] cooperation with Iran, including its assistance to the light water reactor at Bushehr.”
“We have underscored to Russia that an end to Russian nuclear assistance to Iran would allow the United States and Russia to reap the full promise of our new strategic relationship, benefiting Russia economically and strategically far more than any short-term gain from construction of additional reactors or other sensitive transfers to Iran.”
So, according to the State Department, light water reactors in Iran can produce nuclear material but somehow the same rule doesn’t apply in North Korea.
More hypocrisy is encountered when we learn that the United States’ closest ally Britain has also shipped bomb grade material to Iran. Sources for the BBC disclosed that the UK government rubber stamped the shipment of key nuclear weapons-grade material to Iran, who have publicly stated their desire to build an atomic bomb,
“The programme has also interviewed a leading nuclear weapons expert in the UK who says that the Beryllium and other items which the DTI has licensed to Iran add up to a shopping list for a nuclear weapons programme.”
Many questioned why, in late September 2001, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was suddenly dispatched to Iran to meet with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. Behind the public facade of 'diplomatic discussion' it is now clear that Straw was bartering for the sale of metal beryllium, a key component for the manufacture of nuclear weapons. This, despite a ban on the sale of arms to Iran under international protocol. Metal beryllium has virtually no conventional use and is exclusive to the development of nuclear weapons.
Let us return to the issue of North Korea and light water reactors. Light water reactors are far more expensive to build than coal or gas-fired plants so we can safely conclude that arming North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is not a matter of saving money. On the contrary, it’s like handing a psychopath a loaded gun.
The 1994 Agreed Framework deal gave North Korea the capacity to generate enough nuclear fuel to produce almost 100 nuclear bombs per year. A 1999 congressional study undertaken by the House North Korea Advisory Group warned,
“Through the provision of two light water reactors [LWRs] under the 1994 Agreed Framework, the United States, through KEDO, will provide North Korea with the capacity to produce annually enough fissile material for nearly 100 nuclear bombs, should the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [DPRK] decide to violate the Nonproliferation Treaty [NPT].”
The group further cautioned that the country that receives the largest amount of U.S. foreign aid in the Asia-Pacific region now has the ability to strike the mainland United States with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Two renowned nuclear scientists briefed the panel. They were Dr. Victor Gilinsky, a former Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the Ford and Carter administrations and former head of the Physical Sciences Department at the RAND Corporation, and Dr. William R. Graham, a former Science Advisor to President Reagan and Deputy Administrator of NASA. The scientists cautioned,
“The light water reactors could produce about 500 kilograms of plutonium annually. They are so much larger than the facilities North Korea stopped building, they will actually produce more plutonium than the gas graphite plants they will replace.”
If the United States government were really interested in upholding vital national security interests, they would immediately halt the construction of reactors and all aid to North Korea, and yet under the ‘conservative’ Bush regime the Clinton program to arm North Korea is being implemented. The North Korean people are enslaved by a government that is using food as a weapon. Perhaps this is why The EU and the United States, via the UN World Food Program, resumed the shipment of hundreds of thousands of tons in food aid at the end of February 2003. This goes directly to the sitting dictatorship, which then decides who gets it by their level of allegiance to the state. Food aid only increases the power of Kim Jong-Il and yet it is veiled by the UN in bleeding heart humanitarian rhetoric. The money goes straight to enabling the North Korean leadership to live in the lap of westernized luxury with casinos and lavish new cars (there’s that working class communist ethic shining through).
In April 2002 the Bush administration announced that it would release $95 million of American taxpayer’s dollars to begin construction of the ‘harmless’ light water reactors. Bush argued that arming the megalomaniac dictator Kim Jong-Il with the potential to produce a hundred nukes a year was, “vital to the national security interests of the United States.” Bush released even more money in January 2003, as reported by Bloomberg News,
“President George W. Bush is seeking $3.5 million for the international consortium that continues to build two nuclear reactors for North Korea, even as the U.S. confronts the communist regime over nuclear arms.”
The company that got the contract to deliver equipment and services to build the two light water reactor stations was ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), which describes itself as, “a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.” The contract was valued at $200 million and was signed in January 2000.
It should not surprise us that our old friend Donald Rumsfeld, the man who paved the way for U.S. companies to sell Iraq chemical and biological weapons in 1983, was an executive director for ABB from 2000-2001. Rumsfeld resigned when he was appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense. Wolfram Eberhardt, a spokesman for ABB confirmed that Rumsfeld was at nearly all the board meetings during his involvement with the company. The meetings were held quarterly in Zurich, Switzerland. However, Rumsfeld again displays his uncanny ability to forget things in stating that he ‘doesn’t remember’ the issue of North Korea being brought before the ABB board. Swiss Info concluded,
“Rumsfeld’s position at ABB could prove embarrassing for the Bush administration since while he was a director he was also active on issues of weapons proliferation, chairing the 1998 congressional Ballistic Missile Threat commission.”
Rumsfeld would obviously have been a major influence in settling the contract that ensured Kim Jong-Il got his dirty hands on that nuclear material. In every single instance, where there’s a crazy dictator to be armed, the same names step on up to arm him. These criminals do care about the consequences of their actions, because their actions are designed to obtain a specific consequence. If there’s a despot that expresses a desire kill millions of people, the Globalists always ensure the despot has the tools to do it.
The ultimate agenda behind arming North Korea is to later invade the country and acquire a staging ground to challenge Chinese dominance of North East Asia. China is well aware that any U.S. led takeover of the country will result in American troops stationed on China’s Manchurian border.
Within Chinese political and military circles, it is universally acknowledged that one of the strategic aims of future American aggression against North Korea is to position the U.S. for a devastating confrontation with China. Perhaps the Chinese should expect this because they continue to provide North Korea with chemical, biological and nuclear-arms goods and missile systems.
Many analysts agree that a looming U.S.-China clash will be the catalyst for world war three. Rest assured, the whole thing was planned that way.
|How to Deal With a Psychopath: Give Him Nuclear Bombs
By Paul Joseph Watson
In late 2002, North Korea carried out its threat to remove UN seals and dismantle monitoring cameras at a laboratory used to produce weapons-grade plutonium. In January 2003 the country withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which seeks to control the spread of nuclear technology. The country threatened countless times to utilize its nuclear arsenal, which is already vast according to many experts.
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